In the bronze medal match of the men’s beach volleyball tournament, Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tijan of Qatar defeated Martins Plavins and Edgars Tocs of Latvia 21-12, 21-18.
As a result of their straight sets triumph, Qatar won its first-ever Olympic medal in the sport, and their eighth overall. By those measures, the country’s performance in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been spectacular, with two gold medals (one in weightlifting and one in track and field).
As usual, the day of the final was blisteringly hot and muggy. After the first set ended in an 8-8 tie, Qatar went on a 4-1 run to take the lead, only to have the lead cut in half before they rallied for another 5-1 win. Younousse and Tijan won the set by a comfortable margin of nine points.
When a tight start to the second set, the Qataris broke away after the score was tied at 15. Even with Latvia adding to their lead, Qatar still came out on top by a score of 3-2.
Younousse and Tijan played well throughout the event, and their success was not entirely unexpected. As a result of their 3-0 record in Pool C, they were declared the winners of those preliminary matches.
Younousse and his countryman Jefferson Pereira competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics, but were eliminated in the 16th round. In any case, he and his replacement partner took gold at the 2018 Asian Games.
In 2012, Plavins of Latvia won bronze in beach volleyball at the Olympic Games in London.
Norway takes against the Russian Olympic Committee in a gold medal match for men’s beach volleyball on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Cherif Younousse: Frequently Asked Questions
Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Cherif Younousse.
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Cherif Younousse has a net worth of $1.5 million.
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Cherif Younousse stands at a height of 1.93 inches.
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Younousse Cherif was born in Doha.
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Cherif Younousse was born on May 22, 1995.